Quartet Brothers & Sisters perform at Green Lake Festival of Music in Wisconsin

The Dutch Quartet Brothers & Sisters will perform at the Green Lake Festival of Music at the end of July. The quartet consists of sisters Charlotte and Josefien Stoppelenburg, who are the vocal duo, together with the brothers Martijn and Stefan Blaak on piano. Charlotte & Josefien Stoppelenburg (alto/mezzo-soprano and soprano) form the singing duo Unique Harmony of Two Voices. …

The Royal Wind Music will tour the US North-East in June

The Royal Wind Music, a Dutch double sextet of renaissance recorders, will come to the US for three concerts on the East Coast. They will be performing Angeli, Zingare e Pastori: Symbols & Allegories in Italian Renaissance Music. The Royal Wind Music is an ensemble consisting of thirteen musicians from eight different countries performing on a collection of 45 renaissance …

Apollo Ensemble plays Jewish Baroque from Italy & Amsterdam at The Kennedy Center, Washington

Founded in 1992, Amsterdam’s Apollo Ensemble made its American debut with Pro Musica Hebraica in 2009. They have gone from strength to strength since then and are in demand internationally for their important contributions to the presentation of Jewish Baroque music. The group now returns with some rare treasures from the Ets-Chaim Library in Amsterdam which houses a splendid collection …

Utrecht String Quartet tours the USA

The Utrecht String Quartet, one of the most renowned chamber-music ensembles, is internationally known for its versatility and dynamism. Resident in the Netherlands, the musical world of the Utrecht String Quartet is both borderless and boundless. Its musicians adopt a vibrant, versatile approach to their chosen genre, rejecting traditional “museum piece” interpretations out-of-hand. Even in the most traditional works, they …

Cappella Pratensis tours the US

The Dutch-based vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis – literally ‘Cappella des prés’ – champions the music of Josquin des Prez and the polyphonists of the 15th and 16th centuries. The group combines historically informed performance practice with inventive programs and original interpretations based on scholarly research and artistic insight. As in Josquin’s time, the members of Cappella Pratensis perform from a …

Cellist Amber Docters van Leeuwen performs at WMP Concert Hall in NYC

Cellist Amber Docters Van Leeuwen will be joined by Pianist Taisiya Pushkar in a program that will be presented at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam later this year. On the program compositions by Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor (1915), Alfred Schnittke – Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 (1978), Kaija Saariaho – Sept papillons for …

Jaap van Zweden & Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Musical America Conductor of the Year 2012, Amsterdam-born Jaap van Zweden has risen rapidly in little more than a decade to become one of today’s most sought-after conductors. He has been Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2008, and in September 2012 he took up the position of Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, for an …